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There’s Now 1 Fast Charging Station for Every 5 Gas Stations in California

SACRAMENTO – Here’s a stat most Californians have likely never heard: for every five gas stations in California, there’s now one electric vehicle fast charging station.

Governor Gavin Newsom dropped by a Tesla supercharger during Earth Week to highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to build a bigger and better charging network, as well as Tesla’s recent work to open its fast chargers to non-Tesla vehicles.

Watch the Governor’s video to learn more about California’s work to ensure drivers can reliably charge up no matter where they are.


Since the Governor’s executive order in 2020 calling for a rule to require all new car sales to be zero-emission by 2035, ZEV sales have risen dramatically in recent years.

⚡ 105,000 public or shared private electric vehicle chargers have been installed throughout California, which is on top of over 500,000 at-home chargers. The state also recently approved a $1.9 billion plan to build a bigger, better charging network.

⚡ 25% of all new cars sold in California last year were ZEVs, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC)
⚡ 1,846,874 total ZEV sales to date
⚡ 34% of new ZEVs sold in the U.S. are sold in California, according to the Veloz EV Market Report
⚡ If California were a country, we’d rank 4th in EV sales behind China, the U.S. and Germany

⚡ Thousands of dollars in grants and rebates available for low-income Californians (learn more at